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El Paso Museum of History

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Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El...
Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
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Okay experience

There were a few good displays and quite a few filler pieces that didn't seem to have a cohesive flow.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Red Deer, Alberta
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Milton
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Same as the art museum, in a predominantly Cathloic area your open on Sunday's but not Monday's?! How backwards can you be, there isn't much to do here to begin with, thanks a lot El Paso.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There were a few good displays and quite a few filler pieces that didn't seem to have a cohesive flow.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I enjoyed this museum. It had a variety of interactive displays and the coolest thing to check out is the digital wall when you first come in. That makes it worth a visit all in its own!

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Dallas, Texas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
123 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice history museum with several interesting exhibits displaying the history of El Paso. It only takes an hour if you want to skim or two if you want to read and do everything. I particularly liked the time dial which shows on a big screen map the growth of El Paso from 1490 to present day. I... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lots of in depth history of the culture, life, and beginning El Paso. Great presentation, and plenty of artifacts to explore.

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Herndon, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is small, but gives a great little snapshot history and context for El Paso del Norte, as the city was once known. My favorite bit was the rotating display of the evolution of El Paso's geography, although the docent cautioned to be gentle with it since it was getting old. They had a whole section on oral history... More 

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319 reviews 319 reviews
77 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just like the art museum, it will take the average family about 30-60 minutes to see this museum. The fire exhibit is by far the best area of the museum. You will go once and probably never go back. I would have rated it poor, except admission is free.

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Dallas, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
100 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Since I am the 5th generation to be born in this border, this museum tells the story of my town, family, and people. Liked the pictures and the oral stories about the Segundo Barrio..even if I did grow up in Juarez..my parents both spent their childhoods in the Segundo

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a fairly small museum. I saw the "Up in Smoke" exhibit that I enjoyed and the upstairs history of El Paso exhibits. It also has the best museum gift shop in town. There are toys and inexpensive gifts as well as some very fine pottery at around $100 dollars(a very good selection of quality items for every pocket... More 

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Harker Heights
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small museum that was free (unless you want to see the traveling exhibit). The second floor history of El Paso area was informative. Some interesting drawings and pics of old El Paso that shows how the town grew.

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